The Opry Turns 82, XM Radio Begins Live Broadcasts

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Calvin Coolidge was president, you could buy a first-class postage stamp for 2 cents, buy bread for 9 cents, watch the movie Ben-Hur for the first time, and WSM Radio signs on the air for the first time, and then broadcasting the "WSM Barn Dance" which became The Grand Ole Opry. The year: 1925, 82 years ago.

The Opry is truly special. Never forget it and never forget to support it. Take the time to listen and to see it in person.

Speaking of listening, starting Saturday, not only can you hear it online and on WSM-AM, or watch 1 hour of it on GAC, you can now listen to the Opry on XM Radio, as the show returns to satellite radio.

Its getting close, beginning Saturday, XM Radio will begin its live broadcasts of The Grand Ole Opry.

Beginning Saturday, here is the schedule:
Live Performances on Nashville - XM 11
Fridays 9PM ET
Saturdays 7:30 & 10:30 PM ET
Tuesdays 8PM ET

Encore Broadcasts of Performances
Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 10AM ET America - XM 10
Catch the encore broadcasts of the performances that originally aired on Nashville - XM 11, as well as special archival performances from the Opry's stage.

http://www.opry.com
http://www.wsmonline.com

2 Comments:

Dick said...

Keep in mind that the "Grand Ole Opry Live" broadcasts are not always live. About half the time, they are repeats of earlier "Opry Live" shows.

Kirk Fitzgerald said...

So very true, the GAC televised portion is only certain shows, not every week.

Personally, I much rather listen to the show, the way the show is made to be heard....